Wednesday, March 30, 2011

doctor's advice

You can look much younger than you are.

It’s just a matter of getting your hormones under control.

Our hormones regulate everything from our sex drive to our metabolism and stress levels. As you get older they start to decline and go out of balance.

This happens because of the foods we eat, the air we breathe, and the products we use. And, when your hormones are out of balance, it can play havoc with our overall health.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Your body can stay fit and trim like you were in your 20s. You can sleep like a baby every night and wake up feeling refreshed and focused. You can always be energetic, whether at work or play.

Let me explain…

The Key to Youthful Vitality

When you’re young, your skin is smooth, clear and has a natural elasticity. But as you age, your face takes on a new look. It gains crow’s feet and worry lines. Once taut muscles start to relax and your skin begins to sag.

Not only that, but every area of your health is affected. You begin to store more fat and build less muscle. Your energy levels drop. And you’re more susceptible to infection, disease and illness.

You can tell your hormones are out of sync when you experience:

• Mood swings
• Low energy
• Cravings for sugar or salt
• Restless sleep
• Waning libido
• Weight gain
• Changes in skin tone

For example, the hormone ghrelin normally tells you when you’re hungry. It’s triggered by an empty stomach. When you’ve had enough to eat, fat cells release leptin. This hormone tells your brain it’s time to stop eating. But if your leptin levels become unbalanced, they won’t send that signal. As a result, you’ll always feel hungry, probably eat more, and start packing on the pounds.

But it’s never too late to reverse the trend. By balancing your hormones, you can restore the looks and vitality you had when you were younger. Here’s what you can do:

Eat foods that support energy and weight hormones – These include natural, organic, and whole foods such as raw fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. Also stick with hormone-free dairy products and eat fish – including salmon, tuna and mackerel – about three times a week. If you don’t like seafood, take a fish oil supplement.1
Steer clear of high-fat and highly-processed foods. Pre-packaged meats, white bread, cookies and frozen dinners contain chemicals that adversely affect hormone levels.

Manage stress hormones with exercise and relaxation –In stressful situations, your hormones release cortisol and adrenaline. When that happens, glucose is released into your blood to provide energy. Constant stress elevates cortisol, which disrupts your metabolic system, signals your cells to store fat, and ultimately disables your brain cells. You can lower cortisol levels in your body by reducing stress.
Breathing techniques and meditation can help calm your body. Sit or lie in a comfortable position. Listen to your breathing and follow it. Or repeat a word or short phrase that means something. You can speak it or just think it in a rhythm that is comfortable. Clear your mind of worries, and focus on relaxing. Take 10 or 15 minutes out of your day to this. You can even meditate as you lie in bed at night. 2

Another way to manage stress is through exercise. Physical activity helps boost the product of endorphins, your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters. After a fast-paced game of tennis or several laps in the pool, your mood will improve and you’ll forget your worries as you focus on your body’s movements.3

Clean up your environment – Replace chemically harmful items in your home or office with non-toxic products.
Potentially dangerous household items include air fresheners, carpet and upholstery shampoo, dishwasher detergents, furniture polish, oven and toiler bowl cleaners, and laundry detergents. Also avoid using insecticides and herbicides.4

Be selective about beauty products as well. Many items such as cosmetics, shampoos, conditioners, lotions and nail polish contain toxins.5

Also, store food in glass, ceramic or metal containers rather than in toxic plastics. Drink filtered water out of glass jars instead of plastic bottles.

Get a good night’s sleep every night – Sleep helps regulate the hormones that affect your appetite. Studies show that when your body is deprived of sleep, normal hormone balances are interrupted and your appetite increases.6 Sleep also helps lower elevated levels of stress hormones. So be sure to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
A Different Perspective

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

letter from dr sears

Al Sears, MD
11903 Southern Blvd., Ste. 208
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

March 16, 2011

Dear Matt,

Do you remember how a burger used to taste when you were a kid?

My mouth is watering just thinking about it…

The meat was dense and juicy. Every bite was full of flavor. You could actually chew on it. And back then, you didn’t need to eat more than one burger to be full and satisfied.

Today, the beef you get from the grocery store is light and puffy. It’s not dense and flavorful at all. And it’s got almost no nutrients, which makes you hungry again in no time.

You get that empty feeling inside because commercial beef producers use hormones to “grow” your beef.

One they use is a steroid called trenbolone acetate.

Trenbolone is what we call an anabolic steroid or a tissue-building drug.

As soon as a calf turns 45 days old, they can pop the implant in the little calf’s ear. Combined with other hormones like estrogen, the calf’s daily weight gain will increase by up to 20 percent.1

And instead of absorbing nutrients slowly and steadily over time from their natural diet of grass, the calves munch on grain feed mixed with antibiotics. They start to grow quickly and unnaturally.

This makes for cows with muscles surrounded by fat with few nutrients, and inflated by androgens. And that means puffy, nutrient-poor beef.

What’s worse is there’s still the issue of the trenbolone itself.

The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, the Dept. of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration all say “proper” use of trenbolone is safe.

The problem is, it’s not always used properly.

The implants are pellets that are supposed to be inserted near the back of the cow’s ear because the ears are removed before processing.

But the implantation doesn’t always go as planned. They have accidents like abscesses, expelled implants, cartilage embedment, crushed pellets, missing pellets and bunched pellets.2

Where are the missing pellets and embedded implants ending up?

It sure doesn’t sound safe, and it’s just one more reason not to trust what’s in commercial beef.

And with androgens, we have plenty of evidence of their side effects in people. Some of them are:

Prostate enlargement
Male baldness
Female body hair growth
Liver problems
Aggressive behavior
Testicular atrophy
Low thyroid activity
Impaired kidney function
None of those problems are worth eating hamburgers made from commercial beef.

Your body is too important to let it be subjected against your will to hormones engineered for animals. It doesn’t have to be this way. Take charge of your own food choices.

If you want to make sure the beef you’re getting is really grass-fed, you can ask the butcher at your local store.

But the surest way to get grass-fed products is through a private farm or ranch.

New York Times-best-selling author Jo Robinson is an aficionado on grass-fed beef. She has compiled a comprehensive list of grass-fed cattle farmers in the U.S. and Canada. You can access the list by visiting her website:

Another website with resources on finding grass-fed animal farmers is Or you can search the internet for grass-fed beef farmers or ranchers.

I order mine from U.S. Wellness Meats. The beef is delivered to your doorstep packed in ice in a matter of days. To find them quickly and easily, visit the Health Directory page my website and scroll down a bit to the U.S. Wellness link.

To Your Good Health,

Al Sears, MD